'The homely and affable comedy of Col Howarth...an exuberant guy who delivers his musings with the biggest smile...' Piste-Off Comedy, Cardiff
'Already establishing himself as a regular on the South Wales comedy circuit Col is one to watch.' Giggle Geyser, Swansea
'...a really wonderful MC with a real like-ability on stage and a very warm and engaging manner. Excellent!' Hannah Silvester, The Roadhouse, Birmingham.
'...Cardiff-based comic whos 10 minutes were filled with quick stories, sharp lines and an enthusiasm that saw even jokes on the lower rung of his set land. Wed like to see more of Howarths material, hes already built up a great stage approach; plenty of movement and is skilled at knowing where to move on quickly or build it up when it doesn't quite stick.' Chaplins Moustache Comedy, Bristol.
'Howarth was energetic, clever and fun, with perfect comic timing. He told hysterical stories that had the audience smiling from start to end.' Wing It Productions, Bideford.
Winner: King or Queen of Comedy: Cardiff, Nov 2013
Quarter Finalist: Last Mic Standing: March 2014 & Oct 2014
Experience: Stand-up since Aug 2013
South Wales: Drones (Clint Edwards), Clown's Pocket (Paul James), Vagabond, Caterpillar and Piste-Off Comedy (all Jordan Brookes), The Wig Gig, the Crown Inn, Dempseys and Static (all Comedy Sheep), Cariad Comedy (Noel James), Laughing Leek (also MC'd) and more. Also performed at the Cardiff Comedy Festival and Swansea Fringe in 2014.
Mid-Wales: at The Old Mill in Llanidloes and Kerfuffle in Hay-on-Wye (both Owen Grifkin)
Midlands: Holly Bush (also MC'd), Roadhouse (also MC'd), Blue and Orange Theatre, ORT Cafe, Barge and Barrel.
South West: River Front, Bideford (Tyler Howlett, Wing-It Productions), Oppo (George Rigden), Exeter Phoenix (Greg Sheldon), Crown Inn and Comedy Den (Dennis Pratt), Hamdon Ha Ha, Knock Knock Comedy, Bath (Joe Robinson), Downstairs at the Beacon, Bournemouth (Ministry Comedy), MC'd at the Steak Out (Mat Costin) and more.
Other highlights: I recently enjoyed a spot at the Round Table, Leicester Square for Soho Comedy (Jools Constant), headlined Comedy a la Mode (Covent Garden), enjoyed my first Mirth Control gig (see clip), was a finalist in my first Funhouse Gong Show, and dipped my toe in the Edinburgh Fringe waters for one day in 2014, performing twice on the day (for POD/Jay Islaam and Fresh Faces/Danny Worthington).
Story Telling: I was a story teller at Natural Born Storytellers in Cardiff (Matt Price)
Radio: I have appeared on Radio Cardiff twice (Justin Evans and Masa Comedia) talking about comedy and my website Stand Up For Comedy.
My style of comedy is mainly observational and adaptable, in that I often adapt my material for audiences and places, which often makes my material topical and local. I have a surprised, sometimes dark and often jaded view of life, but being a bit of a smiler and having an easy-going, chatty delivery, I can usually get away with it!
My website features interviews from the UK stand-up comedy scene: www.standupforcomedy.co.uk.
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